NRC Will be Carried Out Across India: Home Minister Amit Shah


The National Register of Citizens (NRC) process will be carried out across India, Union Home Minister Shri Amit Shah said in the Rajya Sabha,  clarifying there would be no discrimination on the basis of religion.

“The process of NRC will be carried out across the country. No one irrespective of their religion should be worried. It is just a process to get everyone under the NRC,” Shah said in response to a supplementary during the Question Hour in the Upper House. He said there is no provision in NRC that excludes people belonging to other religions.

Home Minister Shri Amit Shah said that the situation in Jammu and Kashmir is fully normal and restrictions have been lifted in all the 195 police stations’ areas.

Replying to another supplementary questions in the Rajya Sabha Shri Shah said the decision on restoring internet services will be taken at an appropriate time as per the recommendation of the Jammu and Kashmir authorities and taking into account the security situation in the region.

The Minister said there has not been a single death due to police firing after the scrapping of Article 370 and bifurcation of the state. He said the incidents of stone-pelting have also come down in the valley.

Shri Shah added that local administration has taken care of health services and the availability of medicines is adequate.

The minister informed the House that the availability of petrol, diesel, kerosene, LPG and rice is adequate. Shri Shah said all schools are open and the landlines are working.